114 nuns, staff of QC convent test positive for COVID-19

A total of 114 nuns and staff of Religious of the Virgin Mary convent in Barangay Kaunlaran New Manila, Quezon City have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the report of the Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU), 61 nuns and 53 staff contracted COVID-19.

CESU said 22 patients are asymptomatic, 86 are experiencing mild symptoms, four are moderate cases, and two are severe cases.

The two severe cases are now being treated at the ICU, according to CESU.

The convent is now under granular lockdown.

On Sept. 9, 122 children and personnel of the Gentle Hands Orphanage in Barangay Bagumbuhay, Quezon City also tested positive for COVID-19.

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